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Questions tagged [ipo]

For personal finance questions related to a company's Initial Public Offering (IPO).

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Can an IPO be cancelled if not successful?

Let's say the Company C goes public using a Fixed Price Offering. It emits 10000 shares at 10 euros per share. What happens if investors only subscribe to, let's say, 789 shares. That gives a ...
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How can I establish myself to be an “accredited investor” relative to an IPO?

A US company with which I have an affiliation (I'm not an employee; I don't think the specifics of our relationship are relevant here) is preparing an IPO and there is a directed share program for a ...
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What happens on the NYSE during an IPO such that the first trade may take hours after the opening bell?

So, I understand that today's Spotify IPO isn't a traditional IPO. But I think my question extends beyond this. At about 12:45pm today, shares of Spotify finally started trading on NYSE. Opening bell ...
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If I earn RSUs in a private company while living in California, and am no longer employed with the company at IPO, do I owe California taxes?

I'm employed at a private company in San Francisco. Part of my compensation is in RSUs, which are subject to the standard two vesting conditions for startup company stock: time, and the occurrence of ...
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How to buy an IPO?

how does one buy an IPO? Are these only for institutional investors? For example Dropbox IPO'd at $21, yet I don't think I had the opportunity to purchase at this rate. I can buy on the stock exchange ...
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What percent of first post-IPO earnings reports are disappointing?

It seems like every time a company has its IPO, the next earnings report fails to meet expectations and the stock price plummets. Shouldn't expectations be lower considering the frequency at which ...
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Precedent and models for 100% equity available via initial offering?

In consideration of the most ethical distribution of shares for a startup business (via a public, initial investment event ie- IPO, ICO, or 'crowd-equity-fundraiser') the following occurred to me. ...
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What is the meaning of public stock price data from before the official first day of trading? [duplicate]

I have noticed that some companies, in the weeks prior to a first listing day or IPO, have share prices listed. This often seems to happen before a spinoff, such as in Xylem's (XYL) 2011 spinoff from ...
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Why do some services list an IPO date that is well after historical price data you can find elsewhere?

The IPO date I find for the MMM Corporation is 1/13/1978 (http://www.crunchbase.com/ipo/3m-ipo--e0c82f24). Google Finance has price data going back to that date (http://finance.google.com/finance?q=...
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Is Volvo a public company?

I am wondering whether Volvo is a public company. Seemingly Volvo is traded (and has been for years): https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/VOLV-B.ST?ltr=1 But a lot of articles are talking about a ...
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What Happens to Cofounders' Shares when they IPO?

When a company starts off, 100% of shares are owned by cofounders. By the time a company is considering IPO, the shares are owned like 70% by cofounders and 30% by options-holders (like employees) (I ...
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What does it mean for issuing corporations to “crank out expensive shares when markets are frothy … and issue debt when markets are cheap”?

Can someone explain this excerpt from William Bernstein's article "The $100 Billion Oxymoron": But don't feel too sorry for issuing corporations, they are past-masters at cranking out expensive ...
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Share price increase around the end of the “quiet period” vs. the “IPO lock up period”?

As explained here, the IPO lock up period is ...a period of time after a company has initially gone public, usually between 90 to 180 days. During these initial days of trading, company ...
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How does a public company turn shares into cash?

Once a company starts trading publicly, how do they turn shares into cash that they can then use to grow their business? From what I've read so far, it seems that pre-IPO an investment bank ...
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what's the difference between money raised in an ipo and its valuation?

I see news that says "company X wants to raise 3 million dollars at a valuation of 25 million dollars". How does the company get this 3 million? And is the valuation determined in part by how much ...
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Selling shares after company does IPO

Let's say a co-founder who worked (but no longer does) for a company prior to it going public still owns 1% (100,000 shares of 10,000,000 total) of the company. If the company does an IPO and offers ...
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Why public companies care how their stock price fluctuates? [duplicate]

After IPO, the socks are traded between 3rd parties (let's assume the company's employees don't own shares), so why should the company care what's their (perceived) value on the market? After the IPO, ...
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How is initial stock price (IPO) of a stock determined

Stock price = Company value / Amount of stocks Who determines company value at IPO? As I understand It is determined by the owner? Or external experts?
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Why a company files multiple S-1 (IPO)

I have noticed companies file multiple s-1 and s-1/a What is the difference between s-1 and s-1/a when both are being used to file IPO. And why a company files multiple s-1 / s-1/a forms. Isn't that ...
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Must a company have a specific number of employees to do an IPO?

I'm interested in a job offering from a company that is going for an IPO (Initial Public Offering) in the next 6 months. It is rumored that once the IPO is done they will lay off a lot of employees ...
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How to bet against IPOs?

Suppose one expects that IPOs, on the whole, show poor performance following the IPO (especially if one buys at the IPO), and wishes to bet against them. This can be done by simply shorting every IPO ...
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If a company has already IPO'ed and sold its shares, what is the incentive to keep making money? [closed]

If a company has already 'exited' with an IPO and sold its shares, what is the incentive to keep making money?
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When is an IPO considered failure? [closed]

I am reading case of Air Berlin IPO. It has detail that investors where unhappy as the operating profit was less and company's strategy was not aligned to increase profit. But why did knowing ...
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Why should a company go public?

For someone who holds stock in a privately held startup (through exercised employee options) is it preferable to see the company aiming to go public so that stock can be sold on the open market? It ...
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What numbers to look for investment returns

I'm exploring the field of investments and would like to know roughly what numbers and estimates have to be looked at for a company that is going to become public soon. For instance, if I buy 10% of ...
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Where to find CSV or JSON data for publicly traded companies listed with their IPO date?

I found some of this data on Nasdaq's website, but a third of the IPO dates were listed as "n/a".
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Determine share price from S-1 for company that was bought before going public

I would like to determine (roughly) the value of an individual share of common stock based on S-1 (Pre-IPO) filing for a private corp that was acquired instead of going public. The company sale price ...
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When after a companys IPO date can I purchase shares?

There recently was an IPO, and when I tried to buy shares that day Scottrade prompted me with: Error: Unable to enter the order because the symbol entered is not a Listed or Nasdaq National ...
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Implications of a Canadian company IPO having a dual TSX/NYSE stock listing?

As an exampe, Shopify will go public this upcoming May 26th, selling shares both on the TSX and the NYSE. What are some of the main implications of this dual IPO, other than the fact that the ...
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Where can I find the source of this shareholder-detail-table image?

I am reading some news online and found an image in one post. I'd like to know where is the source. It looks like a website. Thanks,
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Buying shares in employer's company during IPO

So the company that I work for has just put out an IPO to float on the share market. They have offered employee's the opportunity to purchase reserved shares before the offer goes public, up to $10 ...
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should the Market Capitalization be equal to the Equity of the firm

I am new in finance and I was wondering the following probably stupid questions that I don't seem to find answer anywhere. When the owner of a firm decides to make its firm public should the Market ...
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How are stocks in an IPO allocated to investors

Example: the VRL Logistics IPO was subscribed 74x, how is it decided who gets shares and who doesnt? This is assuming the number of those who applied at the highest price point is still greater than ...
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How does a company get money by going public in an IPO?

If a company goes public, how does it get the money? Will the underwriter pay the company once it goes for initial public offering (IPO)? Does that have anything to do with the valuation? Say a ...
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Any reason to invest in a mutual fund at launch?

Hargreaves are launching a new UK growth fund next week. Is there any particular reason to get in at the start? I figure it's not like an IPO? The fund value is based on performance, right, not ...
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How much of a company goes public?

When a company goes public, does that mean that it is 100% public? I just saw this infographic. And after I saw the last pie divided I wondered if companies are actually give only a percentage of the ...
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Shareholder in US based company

I am completely blind regarding this stocks and shares. So here is my situation. My brother is working in US. He is going to start an IT company there. I will be a partner. He said he will write 20% ...
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What happens to internal stock when a company goes public?

If you hold stock in a company that is not publicly traded, what will happen to that stock if the company becomes publicly traded?
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Who are the sellers for the new public stocks?

There are lots of news for $BABA. It's current price as shown in the market is $68 but my broker put an announcement saying that its limit price is already $85. Then who are the sellers? The company ...
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Can I buy stock of a company that just IPO

I'm a college student, and I wonder if I can buy stock from a company right after it finishes its IPO? To be more specific, I'm interested in the IPO of Alibaba, which hasn't happen yet. If I am not ...
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Can I buy IPO stock during the pre-market trading on the day of IPO?

Is it possible to buy a company's stock from 8 am to 9:30 am on the day of the company's IPO using an online brokerage that is? Or does the IPO stock only become available when the market opens at 9:...
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What does investment bank risk during IPO?

During IPO investment bank buys first stock of company which goes public. But what are the risks for bank? If after the IPO nobody buys these stocks from the bank on stock market, how will it get its ...
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Do post-IPO 'insider' stock lockup periods still apply if you separate from the company

Typically employees and other 'insiders' are subject to a lockup period after an initial public offering, along with blackout periods at certain points throughout the year to curb insider trading. ...
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Differences in conditions on shares to private vs. public shareholders?

The Wikipedia page about IPOs says this: A company selling shares is never required to repay the capital to its public investors. Does that mean that stocks bought on the stock market are somehow ...
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Should I invest in the pre-IPO company stock offered by my employer?

Should I invest money in the pre-IPO stocks soon to be offered by the company that I work for? Is it wise to do this? What should I be thinking about? What are the risks? I'm one of the first ...
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the move from Primary market to secondary mark

i do understand both markets and the mechanism of them but i don't understand how works the first time the stocks get to the secondary market who is the one that sells? the guy that just bought in ...
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Who gets how many shares when an IPO is oversubscribed?

Before an IPO, if investors ask for more shares than available, who gets how many shares and on which criteria?
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Why would a stock opening price differ from the offering price?

I've noticed when a stock goes public (IPO) there is a stock offering price. The opening price on the first day of trading is sometimes higher/lower than the offering price. How can this be? Am I ...
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Where I can find the exact time when a certain company's stock will be available in the secondary market?

As mentioned in title, I want to know when we can buy an IPO stock in the secondary market. Such as I want to buy stock in Twitter as soon as it is provided in the secondary market. I googled for a ...